No Bake Homemade Crunch Bars

Crunch bars with a delightful mix of crispy rice cereal and rich, smooth chocolate are a treat for the soul. With a hint of nuttiness from peanut butter, these bars promise both taste and texture in every bite. Here’s how to whip up your own batch:

Ingredients:

3 cups crispy rice cereal

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter of your choice)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil (or grass-fed butter as a substitute)

Instructions:

Preparation: Begin by lining an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

Cereal: Place the crispy rice cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Melting Ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl (or using a saucepan on the stovetop), combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat until the chocolate chips have melted.

Mix: Whisk the mixture until it becomes silky and smooth. Then, pour it over the crispy rice cereal. Ensure that the cereal is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.

Set: Transfer the chocolate-coated cereal into the prepared baking dish. Spread it evenly and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until it firms up.

Serve: Once set, remove from the fridge and cut into bars.

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